HU4741 : Mounthooly Street, formerly Bakers Closs, Lerwick (1)

taken 7 years ago, near to Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Mounthooly Street, formerly Bakers Closs, Lerwick (1)
Mounthooly Street, formerly Bakers Closs, Lerwick (1)
Mounthooly Street is one of the bigger lanes radiating from Commercial Street in central Lerwick, big enough to take traffic unlike most of the closses. For the view a little further up the street see HU4741 : Mounthooly Street, formerly Bakers Closs, Lerwick (2)
Closses, Courts & Steps of Lerwick
There are many lanes running mostly westwards but also eastwards from Commercial Street in Lerwick. Many of these were formerly known as "Closses" e.g. Charlotte Street was formerly Garrison Closs.
Most of these closses were renamed in 1845 by the Police Commissioners and their former names that often represented the people who had developed the town were replaced by names reflecting current politics such as "Pitt", "Reform" and "Fox". Though once largely the slum area of the town, they now comprise the heart of old Lerwick.
Most of the alleys now show both their new and old names.
As well as "closses", there are a number of "courts" and "steps" too - the latter descriptive of the many flights of steps to be found in the town.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4768 4125 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.1777N 1:8.5815W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4769 4126
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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